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a lot more news time now nor "newsroom" with carol costello. carol? >> the hand, carol, that touched ligety's leg. >> i envy that hand. i don't know what i'm thinking. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom" brewer's battle. gay rights and religious freedom on the national stage. >> do you think that the governor is getting the message? >> big business and conservative leaders pleading the governor make this go away but it's not everyone. >> the governor of arizona success bullied. she's being bull chipped by the homosexual lobby in arizona and elsewhere. >> and the fight. and the fall out.
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also a shocker. an amazing glimpse of what california looks like this morning. this picture from 2011. this from just last month. >> i've been here all my life and never seen it this bad. >> the fight against fat. >> we're far from out of the woods. >> a major milestone, childhood obesity rates plummeting 43% and a new push to keep kids off sugary sweet drink but politics coming in to play. >> it's no longer father knows best, mother knows best it's what government knows best >> you're live in the cnn "newsroom". good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me in arizona the deadline grows nearer, the angry grows louder. the pressure building on governor jan brewer to veto a bill that's becoming a lightning
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rod in the battle over gay rights and in effect that bill would allow businesses to cite religious beliefs and deny service to gay customers. brewer via twitter said her decision will not be rushed. quote i assure you as always i'll do the right thing for the state of arizona. in the meantime the list of national companies urging a veto just keeps on growing. some of the latest addition, at&t, delta airlines, intel, petsmart and yelp. they joined the earliest opponents. >> reporter: good morning, carol. all eyes are on the arizona state capitol and the governor's office today as they wait to see what the governor is going to do with this bill that opponents say would allow businesses to discriminate. the governor said she will make her decision after she hears from both sides of this controversial legislation and we do know she's planning to meet with state lawmakers as well as business groups today, many of
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which are now urging theory veto this bill. the voices are growing louder against a bill that would allow businesses in arizona to refuse service to gays based on religious beliefs. the bill's fate now in the hands of governor jan brewer. >> i don't rely a whole lot on my gut because i have to look at what it says and what the law says and take that information and do the right thing. >> reporter: brewer is staying out the spotlight since her interview with cnn on monday but other high-profile politicians are weighing in as pressure mounts on the governor. mitt romney tweeting veto sb 1062 is right. big business, including apple, american airlines, at&t and intel vocally opposing the bill. and next year's super bowl also on the line. >> do you think that the governor is getting the message? >> she hasn't said a whole lot. >> reporter: conservative lawmakers who helped pass the
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bill remain largely quiet. >> no comment. >> reporter: one representative defended his vote by offering an example of what the bill is designed to prevent. >> what about this scenario? you have a gay person who owns a printing shop. okay. somebody from the west borough baptist church comes in there and demand they print a sign that obviously the printer is not going to agree with. should that group, that religious group demand that print shop print that thing? >> reporter: conservative radio host rush limbaugh igniting the remarks by saying brewer is being attacked. >> the governor of arizona is being bullied. she's being bullied by the homosexual lobby in arizona and elsewhere. >> reporter: protesters vowing to continue the fight. >> we want the super bowl, we want apple, and we're really asking our governor please do the right thing and veto this sb 1062. >> reporter: while nobody knows exactly what the governor is going to do, we do know she has
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vetoed other legislation similar to this. just last year, in fact. we also know she prize herself on being a pro business governor, in her words and we know there's a lot of concern expressed by businesses about what this bill could mean for business in the state of arizona from its potential impact to attracting new businesses to the state, it's impact on the tourism industry and yet we know also the governor has not shied away from signing other controversial legislation in the past. right now it's a waiting game and state lawmakers who are close to the governor tell us probably going to be a while before she makes her decision. >> we'll check back. we're also hearing from several state lawmakers who originally voted for the bill and now asking the governor to kill it. here's arizona state republican steve pierce. >> it went through really quick, no one really had anything telling me don't do it. several of us talked. we thought, you know, this isn't
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good, it's not good for the state. but no one had said anything and we thought well we'll vote for it. >> join us at the bottom of the other for more from senator pierce and his change of heart. just in to coroner nn, russia's president is sending a message to the world, cold war veteran put ordered surprise military exercises for his troops in an area bordering ukraine. it comes amid high tensions with the west over the former soviet republic and the weekend ouster of it's president. today in southern ukraine, new scuffles are flaring between pro russian protesters and those seeking ties with the west. tell us more, frederick? >> reporter: we're on the scene here where you had pro ukrainian and pro russian protesters facing off against each other.
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one think we have to say all of it is very peaceful. the protest is coming to a close right now. what happened was there was a lot of screaming, you had the russian side screaming russia crimea and this part that's not part of russia. a lot of screaming and pushing and shoving but so far no violence. certainly there's a lot of tension here in this part of ukraine. lot of people of russian heritage that feel their heritage is under threat that feel the russian language here in this country might be under threat, that feel their culture might be under threat. right now there's a lot of tension in this country which is a very divided one. >> back here at home a new study shows the ratified obesity among young children fell sharply in the last decade, plummeting a whopping 43% among 2 to 5-year-olds. that's a good thing.
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separate studies said lifetime risk of obesity is established by age 5. it's the fourth anniversary of first lady michele obama's let's move initiative combat childhood obesity. she now wants new rules on food advertisements in schools. later this hour i'll talk with a doctor who specializes in obesity prevention. general motors is expanding its recall over a deadly safety problem that can cause cars to abruptly shut off while be driven. the automaker says nearly 1.4 million vehicles may be affected and it's linking 13 deaths to that problem. christine romans is in new york with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: carol, this is a much bigger recall than gm first announced, about double and, in fact, this was deadlier. this problem in this vehicle deadlier than gm first told us. 13 deaths directly linked to this ignition switch problem. it could be something as simple as having a heavy key chain that as it jangles the ignition switch pops from run to accessory mode, the car stops
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and then there are these car crashes that ensue after that. i want to put a list four what these compact car models are because there's some new models on the list. you can see them there. this is the chevy cobalt, pontiac g5, pontiac pursuit and some other names. general motors is saying they are sorry. this is what the company is saying. ensuring our customers' safety is our first issue. if you're driving one of these cars you're instructed to take off the key chain, just use the key and contact the company immediately. this recall will cost them a lot of money because you got a lot of lawsuits related to this as well and also investigators will be looking into the timeline here, what gm knew and when the chronology here from when its own engineers as early as 2005 noticed something was amiss. >> you call your dealer, bring your car in and they put in a new ignition switch?
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>> first take off the key chain and we're told from gm they wilkon tact you. the dealer knows who has these cars. the dealer wilkon tact you. my advice take off that key chain immediately feign haven't heard from them contact gm. >> christine romans reporting live from new york. still to come an urgent new warning for people living near that dangerous coal ash spill in north carolina. don't touch the river water and don't eat the fish that comes out of the water. drew griffin is looking into this. >> reporter: a bit of breaking news this morning with the governor of north carolina telling his old bosses at duke energy clean up your mess. i'll have that after this. while being gentle on your stomach. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®.
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more than three weeks after one of the largest coal ash spills in u.s. history we're getting a better idea how much arsenic contaminated slop leaked into a north carolina river. researchers say it was as much as 35 million gallons. enough to fill 53 olympic size swimming pools this toxic sludge. officials are warning home to avoid contact with fish and wild life from the dan river. the governor told duke energy to remove its waste dump further away from the river. protesters are demanding answers. dozens of residents and environmentalists protested outside of duke energy and delivered 9,000 petition signatures demanding all coal ash pond be removed.
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>> we definitely feel that duke has plenty of money in the bank to not only pay to clean up this spill but to clean up all the other toxic coal ash sites thatter threatening other communities. >> drew griffin was at that protest yesterday. he joins us this morning. you just broke out some news this morning. >> we're talking about the governor that used to work for duke energy for three decades. a lot of suspicion about him. but the governor is telling duke energy look you got all these ash ponds, 30 some ash ponds sitting next to our rivers it's time to move them, move them away from the water. that's a quote-unquote temporary environmentalists think it's a necessary position. what the protesters want yesterday to get rid of that all together because there's no safe depository for these coal ash sludge ponds that sit there and seep into the ground. >> there's all sorts of chemicals in this coal ash that could seep into the ground and
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spill into the river that's dangerous for human consumption. >> it is dangerous. the testing all shows the drinking water, the drinking water in north carolina is safe. this is a little bit different than charleston, west virginia. the fact is these poisons are in the water. it's been tested. it's in the ground water. that's the reason they have this kind of ongoing crisis before this crisis of the dan river. there is toxic sludge seeping into ground water in north carolina and there doesn't seem until now anybody pushing to fix that. >> the reason that is there's no lining underneath these giant pits that hold all of this sludge so it just seeps into the ground and the ground water is underneath. >> you think a pit as a hole. what these are back in the day when we decided we would create electricity out of coal we'll burn the coal and the ash will come out like your fireplace only a coal plant it's huge and we'll shove it on to the ground next to a river because that's where these steam energy plants
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need the water. they just bulldozed it years ago and started to throw the junk out there. that junk piles up, piles up with water and seeps down, seeps down. where does the water go? it goes into the ground. it goes into the river. >> so the 35 million gallons that seeped into the dan river, how did that happen? >> that happened because underneath one of these berms that i just talked about there was an old, old storm drainage pipe not expected to the plant. it was an old metal pipe. after i don't know how many 30rks 40 years that pipe burst. imagine if you had a pipe going through your fish tank, all right. well the pipe in the fish tank bursts and all the water goes rushing in to the pipe and into the river. that's how it happens. that's why it took so long to fix because they had to dig into that sludge to get to the pipe. it was a big mess. >> now down the nitty gritty. the governor said duke energy
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clean up your mess. the protesters say we don't want the coal ash near our water supply or waters of north carolina. what will to be done? >> it's hard to say. duke energy has been given to march 15th to come up with some kind of plan. the state is in a lawsuit. so our environmental groups are trying to sue. the environmental groups want to get rid of the coal all together. the problem is that the coal ash is still there. so something has to be done with all of this. it's tremendously expensive to move this stuff. duke energy is a big company, lot of money they could do it. let's see what they come up with. the question is are we going to build huge safe depositories for all this coal ash, or is there going to be some other solution where we're doing what we're doing now, forget about it until there's a disaster. >> i will add other states are dealing with similar problems. pennsylvania. >> north carolina is one of the lowest. we're talking about illinois has a huge problem. pennsylvania huge problem. there's 1100 of these things
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across the country. >> drew griffin, thanks so much. still to come, an airline slapped with huge fine. the government said it took asiana airline far too long to contact families after the crash. every year.'s 2 percent go to e*trade and find out how much our advice and guidance costs. spoiler alert. it's low. it's guidance on your terms not ours. e*trade. less for us, more for you.
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checking our top stories at 22 minutes fast hour. asiana airlines has been slapped with a $500,000 fine for not helping victims families fast enough after last year's deadly crash in san francisco. the department of transportation
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said the korean airline was slow to share a phone number for rela tifrs and didn't contact some families until five days after the crash. the family of an oklahoma man who died after an encounter with police have released a cell phone video that shows part of the incident. 44 luis rodriguez died shortly after officers pinned him down to the ground. his wife is alleging police brutality. an investigation is under way. how severe is california's drought. the pictures tell the story. on the left folsom lake in 2011 at 97% capacity. on the right folsom lake last month, 17% capacity. nasa is working with california to use new technology to better manage water resources. another massive arctic blast pushing temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below normal in the eastern two-thirds of the nation and millions of us will see more snow today. oh, yeah. indra petersons -- >> absolutely.
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we're talking about snow in new york city, d.c., philly having 30rks 40-minute delays at the airport and then four down in the south we're talking about rain. we know that's not the big story it's how cold it is. look at this. wind chills this morning. this is what it feels like right now if you go outside. duluth feels like 32 below zero. chicago, it's chiberia 14 below with the wind chill. as we go through the afternoon still going to be miserable. we're talking about highs well below normal. 20, 30 below normal. chicago your high today of just 11 degrees. even to the south definitely well below. tomorrow going to feel worse than today. yesterday was bad. tomorrow is worse tomorrow. not worse. chicago your high expected to be only 4 your freezing temperatures in the northeast, atlanta about 52 degrees. getting better. keep in mind everybody is asking how long will this last. couple of cold fronts making their way through so that means reinforcing the cold it will be staying, carol. sorry. we're going to have you back
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in just a couple of minutes to talk about the misery index and because many of us, this is like the worst winter ever. miserable. many of us are very miserable. thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom" obamacare enrollment jumps but not in one critical area the white house is counting on. we'll talk about that next. [ female announcer ] right when you feel a cold sore,
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks for joining me. happening right now, obamacare hits a new milestone but the signature program may still be missing its target for one key group. a big surprise for children's waist line. a major drop in childhood obesity rates but don't break out the ice cream and cake just yet. and near record snowfall, bone chillingly cold temperatures, if you think it's bean miserable winter you're right. "newsroom" continues now. good morning, again. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for being here this morning. president obama takes his push to create jobs and boost the economy back on the road to minnesota where the president will announce a new competition for $600 million in grant funds. the white house say the grants will target infrastructure projects. also on the agenda at the white house boosting enrollment in the
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president's signature health care law. president obama making a personal pitch for the plan thanks to an unexpected sneeze. >> because we moved on all four areas of this opportunity agenda. i've been working so hard i might be getting a cold. i actually think i'm okay. got to get covered. got to get covered. >> the latest figures from the white house show more americans are heeding the president's advice. 4 million people have now signed up but one critical group young adults might not be hitting white house targets. it all comes days before house republicans meet to craft their own health care alternative. joining me now chief washington correspondent and lead jake tapper. good morning, jake. 4 million seems like a good
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number. >> reporter: that's the number of individuals that the obama administration says enrolled. it's not the same thing has have paid the premiums which, of course is an important distinction. the obama administration does not provide those figures and as you know if you signed up for health care but haven't paid the premium it doesn't mean a whole lot. the big question is how many of those people, what's the percentage who are the so-called young invincibles, the americans who can afford health insurance but haven't been paying for it who are desperately needed for obamacare to work? jay carney the white house press secretary was asked about this yesterday what is the percentage, is the correct percentage, needed to make obamacare work of young people, have they signed up. here's what he said. >> we feel based on the data that we've seen and has been released that we are on tack to have the demographic mix that we
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need. >> reporter: what does that mean? kaiser institute said we need 40% of these young invincibles. in february the percentage was 27%. not at the 40% figure. that's up from 24%. we're not going to have final figures for the month of february for a few more weeks, carol. >> still recognizes say they are going to roll out their own form of obamacare, if you will. 4 million people are already signed up at least we think. so what would republicans do with those 4 million people? >> well depends on which alternative you're talking about. there are a lot of different ones out there. but specifically there are discussions about subsidies for low-income people, there are talks about tax credits, there are talks about reducing the number on medicaid but allowing home to have vouchers so it depends on which alternative you're talking about. >> sure you'll talk much more about this later. jake tapper, many thanks. >> thank you. other top stories we're
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following at 32 minutes past the hour, in arizona gay rights protesters say they will rally through the night as they call on the governor to veto a bill that is drawing national criticism. some lawmakers who voted for the bill proclaiming it protects religious rights. they are now seeking a veto citing new concerns over discrimination. in the debate, yes, i heard all that but in the debate you hear arguments every day about this one is wrong, that one is wrong, and believed that kind of fit into my position that now when i look back on it, you know, they were right in what they were saying. i have friends in the democrat caucus that were warning me. but, you know, that was only the democratic caucus saying something, no one came to me before hand. >> so you actually believe looking at it now that it would discriminate against some people
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in arizona? >> it has that ability, yes. it could be. i talked with a lot of people about it and they are going well what about going in the restaurant, what about doing this? the way it was described originally you know it's like no shirt, no shoes, no sampbs restaurant. it could be interpreted differently. and it's too vague and to saying, you know, who is it going to affect. i can see now where people are concerned about it. pierce and two other republican lawmakers who initially voted for the bill have now sent a letter to governor jan brewer citing the bill's threat to the state among those lines several national companies demanding a veto. among them at&t, delta airlines, intel and petsmart. nearly three years after the meltdown of japan's fukushima nuclear power plant the first radiation has reached north america. the levels detected off of vancouver beaches is much lower.
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. thin is in. childhood obesity rates dropped 43% in a decade. it's an encouraging sign in the war on fat. according to the federal government, researchers found just over 8% of kids ages 2 to 5 were obese in 2011 and 2012. that compares with nearly 14% just ten years earlier. the first lady michele obama celebrated the news and unveiled a new proposal that would ban marketing junk food and sodas in schools.
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>> some folks even warned me that take on childhood obesity might be controversial. they thought kids and parents should deal with these issues privately. others laughed it off as not a real issue at all. well, four years later, that all seems like ancient history. >> but, as in the past not everyone is on board with mrs. obama's latest proposal. >> i think it's so much arrogance involved. it's no longer father knows best or mother knows best it's what government knows best. and that's really the problem here. >> still, obesity rates are down at least for young children. dr. dave montgomery joins me now to talk about why. welcome. you're encouraged by these statistics. >> very encouraged. it has far reaching implications for obesity. one thing it shows us is we know how to prevent obesity. remember the kids that we're comparing back in 2003 are at this time about, you know, 11,
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10, 11 years old. it's showing us the kids that are 2 now, 2 to 5 years old actually are not as obese. we're preventing obesity. >> this is important because when you're 5 years old if you're overweight you're more like try to be obese as an adult. >> obese kids are obese adid you say. i like to tell me obesity is what obesity does really. it's the things that come with obesity. the conditions that cause heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, bone and joint disease. we know this is really a big deal for our future generations. >> so you also said that wow we now know how to prevent obesity. really, we do? >> we do. the point is when we look at why this might be happening, it boils down to the two thing that we know changes weight. it's what we eat, and activity. first lady michele obama and that whole initiative let's move
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has been impactful and we're seeing some of that. kids are more active and they eat the right things. so community and local level initiatives that actually change what kids are eating in school. >> you're saying these government programs are actually working, some are arguing we're talking about kids 2 to 5 they are not in cool yet so these healthy lunches being served in elementary schools they are most privy to that. >> early childhood education where the cdc studied lower socio-economic groups they are in these early childhood education groups. they are still exposed to some unhealthy meals. the other thing the cdc pointed out recently is that it may be that breastfeeding, more breastfeed cigarette actually playing a role in these younger kids. if you're breastfeeding longer, 12 months to 2 years old you might be getting less of these sugary drunks. >> your child might not crave sugary food, drinks if they
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breastfeed longer because there's -- >> not just the craving. you're not exposed to it. you're not getting the juices that are loaded with a lot of calories. >> parents are doing a better job. parents themselves overall, their obesity levels are not dropping. why is that? >> we're still having an issue. because we're not doing what we see those kids doing. we're not as active as, you know, these kids are. we're eating the wrong things. that's all it really boils down to. when we talk about obesity and not trying to trivialize the issue. if we get americans to become more active and choose the rights foods more often than bad foods your weight has to change. that's the physics of what's happening. >> you have to change behavior. >> have to change your behavior. what i think is more important is changing what you think about it because as you change what you're thinking, right that
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obesity and your weight is not about a beauty contest because people say i don't care what people care how i look. remember what i said. fat is what fat does. it's not about a beauty contest. it's about all the stuff happening in your blood chemistry when you're obese. you may feel fine but you have this toxic environment that's eroding your blood vefls, causing diabetes, blood pressure issues. these are things we know. >> dr. montgomery thank you so much for your insight. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> all new next hour of "newsroom" deadline drawing for yaz's governor. she's feeling pressure to veto a bill that would give businesses the right to turn away customers. >> i ask you why you supported it? >> no thanks. >> randy didn't stop there. she goes in search of answers in
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the tax code hits ten times the size of the bible without the good news so republican congressman dave camp has an idea to simplify the country's tax system. he has an op-ed all about it in the "wall street journal". it's not loaded with a lot of specifics but there are a couple of things to point out to you. camp says he would pare down income tax bracket from seven to two rates.
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10% and 25%. with 99% of americans paying the 25% rate. camp also plans to simplify tax breaks for education. sounds good, right? steven moore is the chief economist for the heritage foundation and a journalist for are the "wall street journal". so maybe you've seen more of this, of camp's tax code than i have. do you know any more specifics about this? >> do i. first let me say i've been waiting 25 years for this day. tax reform is one of the big issues for me. i just think it's a no brainer. the tax code isn't working very well for america. carol, it's been 1986 was the last time we kind of cleaned out the stables of the tax system. most americans whether you're a liberal or conservative agree we need to do something about it. now on some of the specifics, i would just correct one thing. technically the camp people are saying there's two rates. actually there's a third rate on people making over $500,000 and
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that's 35% tax rate. on the business side, carol, he would, mr. camp would cut the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 25% and as i think you know, united states has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. he wants to do this, mr. camp teams me he wants to do this to make american businesses more competitive when they compete abroad. >> let's talk about those people who make over $450,000 a year you're talking about. these are professional people, right? not business owners. they would be taxed more. their tacks would actually go up, which is kind of surprising for a republican to suggest something like that. >> well, first of all, a lot of those people in that top 2% or 3% category of income a lot of them are business owners, and so you are taxing business income when
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>> that sounds like heaven. the great thing about this is the congressman will present more of his plan later today and it's a bipartisan plan so he's worked with democrats to come up with this. of course, the problem, some republicans -- >> we'll see. this is something, by the way, when we did this in 1976, carol, this was a genuine bipartisan
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thing where republicans said let's cut the tax rates and democrats said let's close the loopholes and one of the last true bipartisan triumphs we had in washington. i hope you're right we can get democrats aboard this too. this would raise the same amount of revenue as the currents tax system. it would be simpler. >> we'll wait to hear more from congressman camp. >> we can do i appreciate it. we'll be right back. captain obvious: i'm in a hotel.
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there is no doubt that this has felt like the worst winter ever for much of the country. we're still not out of winter yet. need some recent reminders, four years ago today, snow and ice brought atlanta's roadways to a sliding stop. horror stories for people forced
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to walk home, stuck in their cars. boston, used to wintry weather, with you wintry weather like this. the city has gotten 56 inches of snow so far. that compares with an average of less than 32 inches. as many as 100 vehicles got stuck in a pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike two weeks ago. drivers blamed black ice, heavy winds and drifting snow. a meteorologist developed a misery index for how bad it is. jonathan alpert has some tips and indra petersons is here with the misery index. go through that misery index for us. take a look at this. when you combine not just amount of snow and how cold it has been and put those two together, detroit, using that index, wosts on record.
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indianapolis, phillie, new york and chicago, fifth worst. how cold and miserable, chicago, 22 days below zero. minneapolis, 45 days below zero in the morning for that cold morning low. then, we know all about the snow. heavy amounts of snow. 57 inches for new york state. that's the seventh snowiest since we have been keeping records. philadelphia, 54.9. you talk about why detroit is the worst, 78.9 inches. on top of it, they got those cold lows. 13 lows below zero. i would say that is miserable. >> miserable. dr. alpert, i never quite bought into the whole sad thing. are you seeing a lot of patients? >> carol, i am. much more so than last winter. one of the things that people can do to try to improve.
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what we can't control is the way we think about it. the more people complain about the weather, it creates a contagion effect. it just reinforces the negativity. we can start to improve things by changing the way we think about it. we can also get out there. even though it is cold and miserable, we can get out there. if we can get out there for ten minutes a day and get some sun exposure, it can really help. light enters the brain through the eyes and it can impact the neurotransmitters that play a role in mood. getting out there, being brave and fearless and going out in the cold can help. >> indra peter sons is a brave, fearless woman who happens to love cold weather. you have been a meteorologist for what, 12, 13 years. is this the worst winter you have ever covered? >> absolutely. when you have this many cities that are really suffering like this, no question. we have this weird pattern out west. we keep talking about how dry it
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has been. we have a ridge out here and a trough. the jetstream going really far to the south and letting all that cold air in from canada and series after series of storms keep riding along the jetstream going to the south. it seems to never end, carol. >> dr. albert, just to help us more deal with all of this, get out there, get some sunlight. what if there is no sunlight. >> exercise can be really helpful. if we go to a gym, there is a social component. that can be helpful. one of the symptoms of sad or seasonal effective disorder, people isolate, withdraw, not able to get out there and do the things they typically would enjoy. getting out there to the gym can be really helpful to kick start those endorphins. we can also try to sit near a window to get that light exposure so people who are in their office place can maybe
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talk to their boss about moving their desk closer to a window. that can be very helpful. so there are a variety of things that people can try. there is an end in sight. i am looking forward to spring and summer and maybe planning a summer vacation can be really inspiring and get people in a much better mood. >> i like that idea the best. jonathan alpert, ind indra pet r petersons, thanks to you both. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," we're close to a breaking point over that controversial bill in arizona. that would let businesses turn away gays. >> all this does is bring division and hate to our state. >> more big corporations like apple calling for the governor to veto it. >> plus, was an iconic fight
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rigged? >> this presents a shred of doubt on whether or not it was a cinderella story. >> the mob may have been behind one of the most legendary matches every delta overhauling their frequent flyer programs. soon, the biggest spenders will get the biggest perks. the second hour of "newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. in arizona, the deadline grows nearer. the anger grows louder. the pressure building on governor jan brewer to veto a bill that's become a lightning rod in the battle over gay rights. in effect, that bill would allow businesses to cite religious beliefs. brewer says her decision will not be rushed. i assure you as always, i will
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do the right thing for the state of arizona. some lawmakers that voted for this bill now want the governor to kill it. >> we start seeing all the e-mails and everything show up on our desk and constituents and the businesses start calling. that's when it went viral and took off and took a life of its own. it is too bad for arizona. i just hope the governor gets back here and vetoes it. we had no idea it would be a reaction like this. we made a mistake and now we know how to fix a mistake. that's what we are trying to do. >> ccc, annika cabrera is live. why is the governor taking so long to make her decision? >> reporter: she says she wants to look at the legislation before she takes action. there might be a lot behind the scenes. i just got done speaking with
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state representative, ethan orr, who was one of three house republicans that voted against this when it initially came up for a vote. the governor asked him to come and meet with her this afternoon. the protests continue to grow here in the courtyard of the state capital. hundreds turning out in the past few days and we're expecting an even bigger crowd here today potentially reaching about 1,000 people. we are wills now hearing from several high-profile political figures who are urging the governor to veto this bill, senator mccain and mitt romney speaking out against the bill. several big businesses joining this fight against the bill including apple, intel, at&t, american airlines, delta airlines, just to name a few who have spoken out opposing the legislation and the nfl also calling into question what's going to happen with the super bowl or at least poising the question that things could change next year if the law
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actually takes effect here. there could be enormous economic consequences if the governor signs the bill. governor jan brewer saying she will not be pressured. she is going to take a look at the legislation and listen to both sides before she makes her decision. carol. >> ana cabrera, live from phoenix you heard anderson cooper's conversation with one lawmaker. he asked the governor to kill the bill he voted for. mums the word from several of his colleagues who also voted to support the bill. cnn's randi kaye has more for you. >> reporter: no comment right now. we are waiting for the governor. >> we came all the way from new york to try and see why you voted the way you voted. >> bring everybody from new york you want to. we have great weather. spring baseball is right here. >> reporter: i hear you are the man that gives great quotes. we are going to caucus.
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give me 30 seconds. >> my 1:00 is here. i'm very late. >> reporter: 30 seconds. just tell me, please, sir. >> i'll catch you on the way out. >> can i ask you why you supported it? >> no, thanks. >> reporter: what do you make of all the attention it is getting? >> there is a lot of misunderstanding. >> reporter: do you want to explain and set the record straight? >> i don't but i appreciate you offering. >> reporter: you have nothing to say at all, sir? >> governor brewer is going to begin discussing this bill with various lawmakers later today. of course, we'll keep you posted. also, into cnn this morning, russia's president sending a message, vladimir putin has ordered surprise military exercises for his troops in an area bordering ukraine. the weekend ousted president who had recently aligned himself with moscow. today, in southern ukraine, new
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scuffles erupted between pro russian protesters and those seeking closer ties with the west. our frederik pleitgen says those clashes have since died down and the protests appear peaceful begin for the first time, the united states is making plans to bring home every u.s. troop from afghanistan by the end of the year. the latest sign of the obama's impatience with the afghan president, hamid ckarzai, who hs refused to sign a security deal. that would keep some troops in afghanistan until 2014. this morning, a senior pakistani official warns of a holocaust if that happens. barbara starr at the pentagon with more. good morning. that agreement that karzai won't sign is vital, essential. it has to get signed for u.s. troops to be able to legally stay in afghanistan.
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defense secretary, chuck hagel, arrived in brussels for a defense minister's meeting. this is expected to be topic number one. the pakistanis are already pointing out that this could be a regional security crisis. their feeling is that there could be civil war in afghanistan. 30% of afghan troops could defect if the u.s. goes. this will be a crisis because it will give the u.s. very limited ability to keep an eye on al qaeda and the taliban and the concern for u.s. security for all of us. this could become a safe haven again for those militant groups. the u.s. won't be able to keep an eye on the other side of the border in pakistan. which al qaeda still basically calls its home. a lot at stake. karzai will be leading off later this year. there are new elections. the hope is a new afghan
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president may see it differently. the pentagon making clear the clock is ticking. they cannot wait around forever. some decisions will have to be made. carol? >> cnn's barbara starr. a new warning for people in north carolina. do note touch the river water and do not eat fish from the dan river until all testing is complete. more than three weeks ago, a pipe burst under a pond holding coal ash waste. as much as 35 million gallons of toxic sludge might have seeped into the river. that's enough to fill 53 olympic size swimming pools. protesters demanding answers from duke energy, the company responsible for this. protesters delivered 9,000 signatures demanding all coal ash ponds being removed. >> duke has plenty of money to not only pay to clean up the
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spill but all the other toxic coal ash sites that are threatening other communities. >> duke energy says the drinking water is safe. the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into that spill. general motors is recalling nearly 1.4 million cars over a deadly safety problem that can cause cars to abruptly shut off while they are being driven. a total of 13 deaths have been linked to faulty ignitions that can be jarred into the off position. the automaker is adding four models including the saturn ion and the chevrolet hhr and t pontiac solstice. the delta frequent fliers program will base on how much you pay for your ticket instead of how far you have traveled. the change has some fliers saying it prefers the high-profit corporate travelers over the rest of us. christine romans is here with the story.
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>> this is about dollars, not distance. meaning how much money you spend on delta tickets will be how you get your miles, not how many miles you actually fly. it is not even miles. it is actually dollars. they are still calling it a mileage program. let's say today, you are someone like me, an infrequent traveler, maybe six months ahead of time, you bought a ticket for $650 to go from new york to l.a. today, you get 5,000 miles in your frequent flyer account. next year, you will only get 3,250. let's say you are this elite platinum flyer for delta. on a thursday, you decide to go to heathrow for a meeting. suddenly, you have spent $5,000 for a business class trip. today, would you get 20,000 miles for that flight. next year, in 2015, you will be rewarded. you will have 45,000 miles. this is the top tier traveler. why do they care about so few people. that top 2% of flyers, they
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account for about 20% of the revenue. this is delta trying to go after united and their other frequent flier flyers. >> it seems the people with the most money get the most perks. >> it absolutely is true. this is about also for the rest of us, look for your cheapest fair fares, go to budget carriers. don't pack bags, because of all these add-on fees. you are going to pay a lower fare on the front end and not get the miles to go with it. the big thing will be to see whether the other big carriers follow suit, whether they see delta eating into their business traveler clientele and they try to do it too. >> christine romans, thanks so much. >> still to come in the
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newe newe newly released documents are putting a spin on a debate whether the ali/liston fight was rigged. it happened 50 years ago this week. now, we're learning the fbi looked into whether the upset was set up by the mob.
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cnn's pamela brown is here with more. fascinating. >> it really is. rumors have swirled for decades. now, new details are emerging that may fuel even more speculation about this fairy tale fight. the fbi reportedly received tips that it may have been fixed. for the first time, we are hearing that the fbi launched a brief investigation into the matter to confirm or deny the rumors. even 50 years after that bell rang, mo ham mid ali's underdog victory against sunny liston still has people mesmerized. his round three pummeling of liston cut open his eye leaving the winner on the sidelines. he bowed out before round 8, the most surprising upset of the century, forever writing ali into the history book. four decade-old fbi documents
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are surfacing suggesting that ali's win may not have been as big of a surprise as we thought. these showed that the fbi looked into whether the historic fight might have been rigged by ash resnick, a las vegas mobster. the pages sent to j. edgar hoover stated liston and the suspected mob boss reportedly made $1 million on the fight. >> it presents a shred of doubt on whether or not this was truly a cinderella story and not just any cinderella story but the upset of the century. >> reporter: among the more than 100 pages, there is no evidence that the then 22-year-old ali knew about the scheme. the bureau ended their probe in june, 1966, citing a lack of information. important to note, at the time, under j. edgar hoover, the fbi
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looked into the conduct of many, many americans and the guidelines were much less stringent than they r now. there is no evidence indicating ali was in on the scheme or even knew about it. his camp is not offering a comment at this time. carol? >> you certainly can't see muhammad ali wasn't a great fighter. he certainly proved it over the years after that fight. >> that's absolutely right. >> pamela brown, thanks so much. a senate investigation slams a swiss banking giant accusing it of hiding billions of dollars from uncle sam. you will not believe how they did it. christine romans is here with details. >> imagine getting your bank statements pushed across a tabletop, hidden inside a "sports illustrated" magazine. why would you have to do that? maybe if you were avoiding taxes in the u.s. i'll have that story right after break. including unlimited talk... unlimited text... and 10 gigs of data to share. 10 gigs?
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he was not going to let it go either. good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. chris christie going back to his political roots today holding his second town hall of the year in morris county, new jersey. that's where christie began his political career some 20 years ago. our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, has more from washington. good morning, dana. >> good morning, carol. it is 111th town hall. who is counting, right? he is known for in new jersey for doing this kind of back and forth. it is something that he and his aides believe has helped with his popularity there. he is going to need all the help he can get because, never mind nationwide, even in new jersey, he has seen his popularity plummet because of all the scandals that are surrounding
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him. the name of the game for him at this point is really to just keep his eyes on his current job, his day job, to be the governor of new jersey, to have these kind of town halls. the last one that he had was about sandy relief. this is going to be more focused on the big speech that he gave yesterday, which is his budget. if you look at the kind of budget that he proposed, of course, everybody looks at tea leaves for somebody who potentially could be president to see where they stand on economic policy. no surprise. he didn't propose any kind of new taxes but he also didn't try to push the democratic legislature in a way that perhaps he might have on other issues that are important to republicans like pension reform. maybe in a way that he would have had he not had the scandal over him. carol? >> christie is losing support even in new jersey but also nationwide. he wants to run for president in 2016. what republican is gaining momentum from th momentum from that?
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>> jeb bush. he is at the top. if you keep going down, down, dou down, there he is, chris christie down, 31% say that they would like chris christie to run for president. 41% say no. obviously, we need to underscore where we are in the calendar. it is the beginning of 2014. this is about 2016. still, look. it also is a known fact. anybody who covers and pays attention to politics, these are the times when they make the decisions and more importantly, people who can support them financially and otherwise make their decisions about who the best candidate is. it does matter. the fact that he is pretty far down there is not good news for chris christie. >> dana bash, reporting live from washington, this morning. checking other top stories, beginning in the ukraine just days after ousting a president that had aligned himself with moscow, pro western demonstrators clash with protesters loyal to moscow.
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the scuffles have since died down. even as russian president, vladimir putin ratchets up the tensions. earlier this morning, he ordered surprise military exercises for his troops in an area bordering ukraine. arizona governor, jan brewer, says she is still considering arguments from both sides of a bill that would allow business owners to deny service. supporters say it would protect religious freedom. an argument rejected by some arizona clergy. >> we feel that this bill actually flies directly in the face of our religion. one of our core values as christians, we believe, is to love your neighbor as yourself. this bill is seeking to under a guise of religious freedom, it is seeking to give people license to discriminate. that doesn't love your neighbor as yourself. >> in the meantime, more national companies are urging a veto with a deadline a few days
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away. at&t, delta airlines, intel, text smart and yelp joined the earliest opponents of this bill. a scathing senate report accuses credit suisse of helping wealthy americans of hiding billions from the irs. it was money hidden in panty hose, secret meetings in hotel l lobbies with no paper trail. christine romans is here with answers the top brass at the bank of credit suisse, they acknowledge the behavior and say they have cleaned it up. senators are furious that this went on for so long. the government, the u.s. government, didn't do more to stop it. no question. today, right now, we're getting a very good look at the lifestyles of the rich and greedy. the numbers are shocking. according to the senate investigation, up to $12 billion was being held by credit suisse
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and about 95% of all that cash not reported to the irs. >> only 1% of credit suisse's u.s. customers with swiss accounts had been provided to the united states authorities. >> reporter: perhaps more shocking, how the bank and its clients are accused of pulling it off. remember this scene from the wolf of wall street. >> we don't work for you, man. >> you have my money, technically, you do. >> reporter: these clients are accused of strapping their cash in more inventive places trying to get their money out of the u.s. and into the swiss bank. senator, john mccain, slammed the slocloak and dagger practic saying. >> some of the tactics the bankers use belong in a spy novel. >> reporter: among the alleged hiding de hiding techniques, a quarter million dollars stashed in panty hose. a clandestine meeting in a fancy hotel where bank statements were
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exchanged, hidden in a "sports illustrated" magazine. investors pretended to be tourists but instead were smuggling in the cash. here at the zurich airport, the bank even set up a branch inside so the customers could pop in and out easily. clients were transported in secret elevators remotely controlled by the bank. >> it is pastime to fully and clearly expose how offshore tax havens, banks, help american account holders evade paying their tax. >> now, they are trying to track the cash asking them to hand over the money hiding the cash with them. >> the department of justice needs to use the tools in its arsenals to collect the taxes owed and to hold to account tax holders. >> credit suisse acknowledges the misconduct and says it had
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previously occurred at the bank and a small group of these suisse-based private bankers had violated their policies without the knowledge of executive management. they have closed that particular division. the bank says hiding income and assets is unacceptable. they are cooperating right now. >> those senators want the d.o.j. to make sure they have more names than just a few hundred american rich people that were hiding money in swiss bank accounts. this he want more names and want to know who it was, carol? >> i hope they get those names. still to come in the "newsroom," a noose hanging on the statue of a civil rights icon in a college campus. this is 2014. now, at a different university, some students are protesting. they are demanding an end to racial bias. captain obvious: i'm in a hotel. and a hotel is the perfect place to talk to you about hotels. all-you-can-eat is a hotel policy that allows you to eat all that you can.
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tough question for you this morning. are today's youth color blind or mel inales just as prone to racism and racist attitudes as older generations? take a look at the disturbing incidents like at ole miss where a noose was placed on the statue of james meredith, the first black student to enroll in 1962671962. a fraternity was suspended after three members were suspected of placing that news. they called it a mlk black party and told people to wear jerseys. that fraternity also suspended. now, students at another university are calling for change. the black student union at the university of michigan protested on mlk day demanding the school to make reforms to increase black enrollment.
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it dropped from 6.4% in 2006 to 4.6% in 2012. that drop comes after michigan voters banned the use of affirmative action at public universities. joining me to talk about all of this, two students from the uflt of michigan's black student union, robert thomas greenfield iv, and around read and mark lamont hill who is also a professor at columbia. welcome to all of you. >> thank you for having us. around, i want to start with you. how has falling enrollment affected race relations on campus? >> race relations have been specially tense specially with low numbers. we feel as if the low numbers we are very marginalized. there is not enough of us to make a strong enough coalition to enact the change we need to become more comfortable on campus. that falling enrollment has significantly impacted our community. >> robert, give me specific details, how has it impacted
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things at the university of michigan? >> so obviously having a strong presence on campus directly correlates to that expression in student life. even before the implementation of prop 2 in 2006, blacks at the university of michigan was the fastest declining population. you feel a little bit more isolated. you have to go through those small micro gregss, whether it be overlooked in class or not having a better sense of community than you thought you were going to have when you were enrolled. >> mark, i want to pose this question to you. i know the majority of universities across the nations want a diverse student population because that's the way the world is. plus, you need the best minds from every minority to learn together. why is this happening at michigan and is it happening at other places as well? >> it is happening all over.
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so many universities are being compelled to not use race or ethnicity as a factor in enrollment decisions. it is part of the broader project of becoming post-racial or color blind. the problem is, color blindness is not something we should aspire to. i don't want to live in a world where i don't see race. i don't want to be post-racial. i want to be post-racist. their efforts to deny race or the existence of race has resulted in the dwindling numbers of students which makes them more marginal or isolated and easier not to get the support and care they deserves. it emboldens the majority of students to hang up nooses or have gangster hood parties on martin luther king day. the institution doesn't want to acknowledge that race exists in its first place. >> some white students might disagree with you. one white student told "the new
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york times" that white students that plan black theme parties don't mean to be offensive. it is, quote, not a conscious racism. it is subconscious. do you agree? >> you know, when it comes to that, i want to say that the party specifically that happened at our campus also targeted women. there were a lot of sexist elements that went into that too. i believe that those parties that use those crazy themes is really a call that people want to experience black culture and learn about new things. they have to find ways to do them productively in ways that don't make other students feel less than they are worth. >> robert, do you feel the same way? is it a matter of enlightening fellow students? >> i do think it is due partly to a lack of cultural intelligence on campus. i think it is willful ignorance
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cultivated with a lot of misappropriations of other people's cultures. some people just given how they were brought up don't truly understand that you have to respect certain limitations regarding other people's cultures. i think to comment on the color blind policies, albeit intuitive, many of those polities blatantly disregard the historical context that each of those communities live in. so it's really important to take that into account when interacting cultural with somebody else. >> mark, just to illustrate further these young men know what they are talking about. "the new york times" sites that racial complaints against colleges jump by more than 50% from 2009. is the lack of affirmative action policies the reason for that or is it more than that? >> i think it is a few things. one thing we have seen for sure even in the age of obama is the rise of racism organizations, the rise of white nationalism groups and the rise of
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discrimination lawsuits. eliminating affirmative action creates a different type of environment on campus. it decreases the number of protections on campuses, makes it more difficult to raise targets. we have convinced ourselves that acknowledging the existence of racist is racism, that their are black people on campus and having programs designed to protect their interests and their well-being on campus is a bad thing. as a result of all of that, in this anti-affirmative action sentiment, we see the rise of discrimination, complaints and more and more isolation of students. we need to acknowledge race is okay, acknowledge difference and invest in difference. having a diverse campus isn't just to the benefit of black kids. it also helps the white kids. it makes everybody smarter and better when we have a diverse
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correspondent, rennae march, has more now. why reduce the federal air marshals ranks? >> well, carol, when you talk to critics, they say it is a dangerous move and it leaves airplane security vulnerable. we have found out the number of plainclothes officers on board flights has been cut. air marshals are supposed to protect from terrorists. according to that e-mail, a budget crunch has caused the federal air marshal force to down size. the numbers are secret, the government says, for security reasons. the vice president of the federal law enforcement officers association, which represents air marshals has this to say. are the recent reports of ramped-up attempts by all qaeda somehow being swept under the rug or ignored by tsa
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management. can they honestly feel or convey that the threat to aviation security is somehow lower at this point in time. workforce cuts have happened over the past three years. we do not know whether staff cuts happened after the toothpaste and shoe bomb threats, because the government, again, says those numbers are secret. one last thing. we know that six of the agency's 26 field offices will be shut down. ths says those officers will be relocated. carol? >> rene marsh, reporting live. first rule in customer service, know your policy. delta learning the lesson the hard way and facing the wrath of some very angry mothers on twitter. that story is next. [ male announcer ] it's surprising what your mouth goes through in a day.
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adidas is announcing it will stop selling this world cup t-shirt. take a look. that's after brazil's tourism ministry complained it links the country with sexual activity. only a limited number of the shirts were made. they were only available to buy in the united states. adidas is the official sponsor of the world cup which kicks off june 12th. delta was forced to apologize after a customer service representative made a mistake about the airlines breast feeding policy. a mother took to twitter to ask about flying with her infant son. she said he wouldn't take a bottle or breast feed while he was covered up with a blanket. a delta representative tweeted back writing that this mother would need to cover up if she wanted to breast feed on board the plane. mom got furious, twitter erupted and delta stepped in to correct its own mistake and told the concern mother she would be allowed to breast feed on
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flights without a cover. finally, we wanted to leave you with a video that's getting a lot of attention online. justin timberlake heckled at a concert in philadelphia. j.t. turned the tables and took the teasing in stride. here is jeanne moos. >> reporter: justin timberlake has given us a heck of a lesson in how to handle a heckler, a female with an up raised finger. >> why are you flipping me off? you in the second row that flipped me the bird? that makes no sense. >> reporter: though this concert in philadelphia took place back in november, it is only now gone viral. the heckler said she wanted timber blake to see her. >> you are in the second row. you don't have to flip me off. >> reporter: he imtatd hitated getting ready for the concert. >> doing the makeup. i know what to do, girl. >> reporter: the fan that shot this video won the concert
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tickets and the trip to phillie in a contest. >> he is so charming. he is so charming. >> reporter: stephanie low was specially impressed with how he handled the heckler. >> i have seen a lot of comedians get heckled and usually they kind of throw it back at the person, kind of insult them. >> reporter: daniel tosh is known for dishing it back. we are going to edit you out like your parents wish they could. >> reporter: jamie kennedy was interrupted when he used the word waitress. >> they are called is servers. >> i would like you to serve your mouth shut. >> justin timberlake wasn't serving up putdowns. >> he made it positive and got the whole crowd laughing. >> let's listen. let's all do it at the same time so we can get this over with. >> if that is the perfect way to handle a heckler, what would be the imperfect way?
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ask kanye west. when fans ask kanye to take off the mask he was wearing. >> take it off. take it off. >> he took it personally. >> are you trying to tell me how to give you my art? he had security remove the fan. i'm a -- where well, we wouldn't have mistaken him for justin timberlake. who put his finger on how to handle a heckler. >> that's the weirdest moment i have ever had with a crowd. >> reporter: thumb's up for the middle finger. >> he deserves a thumb up for his finger up. >> that story for my producer, amy, who loves justin timberlake. that's the only reason we ran that today. it was a great story, amy. >> i'm carol costello. at this hour with berman and
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michaela starts now. the secret clinton files, a huge trove of documents about bill and hillary clinton. what do they say? when will they be released? why it puts president obama in a bind. >> a baby with three jen etd tick parents. scientists say they can do it but should they? who gets custody, who has legal rights? >> he shook up the world or was it the mom? >> new information that the fbi thought one of the most famous fights in history might have been fixed? we will hear from boxing legend, don king live. >> hello. i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. good morning out west. it is 8:00 a.m. out there. happening now, a passenger terminal at the port of miami is being evacuated due to a

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